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Welcome to Salem State University

Graduate with minimal debt. Choose the path you truly want. Be pushed to succeed. See the quality of a Salem State education.



Advance your career and become a leader in your profession. We offer master's degrees in 10 disciplines, graduate certificates and educator licensure programs.


If you've attended a 2-year or 4-year institution and are ready to transfer, our application and transfer process is easy! Learn more about applying as a transfer student


Financial Aid Info

We hope to remove financial obstacles and provide the opportunity for all current and prospective students. Review the basic steps below.

Financial Aid Important Information

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The 2018-19 FAFSA will be available on October 1. Salem State's school code is 002188.

The priority deadline for fall 2018 is February 15, 2018.

Watch this video from FAFSA about how to apply for aid.

Once your FAFSA has been submitted, the financial aid office will notify you if any additional documents are needed. We also recommend you check your Navigator "to do" list to see if any additional information is needed.

Once complete, the financial aid office will notify you via email and mail that your financial aid package is available.

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